Feb 10, 2013 1:00pm PST
in president obama's pick for c.i.a. director and defense secretary. neither john brennan nor chuck hagel should go forward with their respected nominations until the president provides more information on the benghazi terror attack. democrats firing back calling graham's stance unjustified. steve is live in washington with more. >> reporter: there could be that attempt to hold up two important nominations until the white house answers more questions about benghazi. during that attack, senator lindsay graham wants to know whether the president reached out personally to libyan leaders. he said the nomination to chuck hagel and john brennan as c.i.a. chief could beside tracked until senators get the answers they want. while stopping short of supporting a filibuster, graham has serious concerns about whether the president did enough to stop the attack that killed four americans. >> i do believe if he had picked up the phone and called the libyan government, the folks could have gotten to the annex and last two guys may have been alive. if he called the libyan officials and blew him off, whet
Feb 9, 2013 3:00pm PST
waters lie ahead for some other obama administration cabinet nominees. chuck hagel failed to impress a lot of republicans during his confirmation hearing, who had already harbored doubts with his past controversial statements. his testimony reinforced experience held by some. that he is unprepared for such a vital post. >> i am really deeply concerned about what i saw last week. i think i'm leaning no on this nomination and i will tell you why. it was shocking to me when he was asked about our policy toward iran, that the fundamental -- one of the fundamental threats to our country that he didn't know that our policy was not containment? i moon, that was shocking. >> c.i.a. director nominee john brennan performed better in his confirmation hearing. yet faces criticism for holding the bush and obama administrations to two different ethical standards in the war on terror. the republicans are determined to hold up his nomination for another reason. >> it is absolutely essential that the documents this committee has requested on benghazi be supplied before the confirmation moves forward.